Fullness, simply defined, is the ratio of fabric used to cover a set space. Fullness asks the question, 'if I have 100” of space to cover, do I need 100” of fabric, or 150”, or maybe 200”? What will these changes in the amount of fabric mean for the overall aesthetic? This is the essence of fullness.
in the drapery world we use the phrase ‘stack back’ a lot. Honestly though the definition or meaning is not inherent in the phrase itself. Often we have customers, particularly procurement agents, ask us what stack back really is and more specifically how to calculate stack back. Understanding the concept and being able to figure the math out yourself can be a crucial tool for designers wanting to get just the right ratio between their beautiful windows and the drapery that is used to cover them. We’ve written this blog just for those of you out there looking for a clearer cut understanding of stack back, plus a practical tool for your arsenal.